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Jacksonville Journal Courier (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Jacksonville, Illinois Jacks on vill journal courier a a Xii amp i j Al 4 ii ill a Quot a a. A a in a a a Ina i. Or a. T a w a Una bomb suspect agrees to tests Sacramento Calif. Apr a Federal judge appointed a prison psychiatrist Friday to determine whether Theodore Kaczynski is competent to stand trial then sternly warned the Una bomber suspect to cooperate. Defense attorney Judy Clarke assured . District judge Garland Burrell or. That Kaczynski would cooperate. The defendant nodded vigorously in agreement. Or. Sally Johnson recommended by the Federal Bureau of prisons has a week to examine Kaczynski and file a report. Johnson chief of psychiatric services at the Butner Federal correctional institution in North Carolina also evaluated presidential assailant John Hinckley or. And former televangelist Jim Bakker. Hinckley who attempted to assassinate president Reagan in 1981 and severely wounded his press Secretary Jim Brady was found innocent by reason of insanity. Bakker was found competent to stand trial and was convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges. Johnson indicated to the judge she could have a report to the court by Jan. 16. Both sides would examine the report and Tell Burrell by Jan. 20 whether they will require additional witnesses. The competency hearing was set for Jan. 22. The examination will take place in the Sacramento county jail. Burrell warned Kaczynski to cooperate with Johnson. A if he a not going to cooperate he will be on a plane and i will Fly him to a psychiatric institution immediately a a Burrell said. Burrell also said he had heard of Kaczynski a apparent suicide attempt Only after thursdays hearing at which the Una bomber suspect asked to represent himself. He said that reinforced his decision to hold a competency hearing. A when you have that kind of an allegation along with the situation that occurred yesterday in my courtroom the judge is mandated to do exactly what i did a Burrell said. Asian turmoil Clouds Outlook 1997 great year for Economy but uncertainty hangs in air a a Stock Market plummets. Page in . Officials off to Indonesia to Calm markets. Page 6. The associated press Washington unemployment inched up to 4.7 percent in december but 1997 nevertheless entered the record books As a terrific year. American joblessness Hasni to been lower in peacetime since 1957. But with asian unrest hammering the . Stock Market and starting to spill Over to the american Economy president c Linton a chief economic adviser acknowledged 1998 May not be quite As Good. Janet l Yellen told reporters a further drop in unemployment is a Syible but a slight increase is More Likely. A this has been an exceptional year in every Way and conservative forecasters forecast a repeat of something As exceptional As we be had this year a she said. Of More immediate concern to Wall Street traders than asians Impact on . Employment is its threat to the profits of companies exporting to the Region. Fears that indonesians crisis is deepening battered stocks Friday. The Dow Jones average of Industrial stocks Sank 222 Points to close at 7,580, bringing the decline for the week to 385 Points. Still fridays report underscored the Economy a fundamental health. Average monthly unemployment last year a 4.9 percent a matched rates of 1973 and 1970. It Hasni to been lower since 1969, when production for the Vietnam War pushed the rate to 3.5 percent. And it Hasni to been lower in peacetime in four decades. A your nation is on a Roll a Clinton declared speaking before thousands at a High school stadium in Mission Texas. December a seasonally adjusted annual rate of joblessness though up slightly from 4.6 percent in november marked a substantial improvement Over the rate at the Start of the year 5.3 percent. Employers added a robust 370,000 jobs in december bringing . Payrolls to 123.9 million Fhate a 3.2 million More than a year earlier the largest number created since 1994, and 14.3 million higher than at the Start of Clinton a first term in 1993. Lumbering up Bud Vanlier chops up in limb Friday morning that fall into Tho front Yard of his Jacksonville Home under the weight of this weeks heavy Snow. Or. Manker said he Felt Lucky because the limb Only missed his truck by about eight feet. He also said that this latest dose of Winter makes him look Forward to a trip to California. Courage under fire woman paralysed in skinhead attack takes charge of changed life by Aaron j. Lopez a ass. K win press Denver when the leather Clad skinhead begins threatening the Black Man waiting with her at the desolate downtown bus Stop Jeannie Van Velkinburg has every reason to look the Otiler Way. Exhaustion from working a double shift. Two sleeping children at Home who need her. Memories from a hard knocks childhood marked by taunts from Black kids. Midnight approaches and one routine bus Transfer will take Van Velkinburg Home where she can peek in on her Young sons where she can sleep away the stresses of her nursing Home Job. But when Nathan Thill knocks a base Ball Cap from the head of Oumar Dia a West african immigrant and Hyatt hotel Bellhop and asks if he is prepared to die Van Velkinburg does no to hesitate does no to Ponder whether she should intervene. Her Mother raised her to believe helping others is not a part time responsibility. She bends to pick up the Cap and never sees the gun but she hears shots Echo off surrounding Skyrca mrs and feels searing pain beneath her Colorado Avalanche hockey jacket As she Falls. She sees Dia lying in the Dingy Glare of a courage see Page 17 a a Jeannie was paralysed from the Waist Down altar aha was shot whits trying to inter Coda in the murder of a wast african Man by a skinhead at a downtown Denver bus Stop. Excuse me parents notes for their kids often Lack the write stuff by Darrin Burnett journal Courter parents who write notes explaining their children a absence from school clo not seem to Lack guts. Otherwise notes like the following would never set the Light of Day. A i kept Billie Home because she had to go Christmas shopping because i done to know what size she Wear a wrote one Parent. The grammatical error at the end is part of the original note. Or this one a fashion statement of sorts a everything he a got is Pink because we washed something red with his clothes. He did no to want to come to school like that a explained another. The Friendly neighbourhood newspaper can be blamed for another note a please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the sunday paper off the porch and when we found it monday we thought it was one of these excuses was Given to authorities at Jacksonville High school. The other two Are from a list of actual excuses that was compiled by the University of Texas medical Branch and provided by a a Central High principal Dan Williams. Can you pick the Homegrown excuse live up the answer Jas does no to have a dress code Banning Guys wearing Pink so the excuse Isnit valid. Excuses excuses see paged a a Here Are some of the excuses from parents for Why their children missed school. Any spelling or usage mistakes Are those of the original authors. A a a my son is under a doctor s care and should not take p e today please execute a a a dear school please eks Cuse John being absent on Jan 28,29, 30,31,32, and also 33.�?� a a a please excuse Gloria from Jim today Sik is administrating. A a a Megan could not come to school today i because she has been i bothered by very close i a a a please excuse Jimmy for being. It was i his father s a a a Sally wont be in school a week from Friday. We have to j attend her a a a please excuse Jason j for being absent yester Day. He had a cold and j could not Breed compiled by Nis Heeth Parekh of the University of Texas Many exposed in Ark. County stolen Mercury threatens widespread contamination by Kelly p. Kissel associated press Texarkana Ark. A couple of teen agers made the coolest of finds after breaking into an abandoned Neon Plant last month a a shiny Silver liquid that looked neat when it beaded up on their arms. They just had to share it with their friends. Now weeks later the county is dealing with Mercury contamination that has sent two people to the Hospital closed a grocery store and forced seven families from their Homes. A a it a very enticing. It looks neat and people think its harmless and want to play with it but it can be Shimkus Speaks Page 3 ice storm woes Page 6 Mealing ground Page la very Nasty Quot said Donna Garland a spokeswoman for the Agency for toxic substances and disease registry in Atlanta. Since dec. 30, when one of the teen agers who took part in the break in was treated for possible Mercury poisoning at a Hospital emergency officials have been trying to Trace the 2 1/2 pints of the heavy Metal that were taken from the City sold Neon sign Plant. Every few Days More alarmed parents Call to say they have a problem. More than 50 people May have been exposed to dangerous Levels of the Mercury which damages the Mercury see Page 17 a a Sun colder Back Page volume 169, no. To a 18 pages plus to guide Cher and chastity Bono at son try Bono s funeral on Friday. Story on Page 5. Sonny Bono buried

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